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NYE in Cape Girardeau

Let’s raise a glass to the new year. Here’s to daring adventures, exciting changes, fresh starts. We think that’s something to celebrate. If you’re not sure where to ring in the new year, we know the premier places to be in Cape Girardeau. Downtown Cape Girardeau knows how to party. Think live music, drinks and cheering crowds. Clubs will be packed and energy high. Plus, it’s easy to navigate the downtown area as you stroll from one place to another – just park and walk. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau It&rs... Read More

Where to escape holiday stress in Cape Girardeau

With the holidays coming quickly, your list of preparations probably seems overwhelming: baking, parties, shopping, wrapping, decorating. It’s pretty endless – and stressful. But before you toss the tinsel and hurl a pitcher of eggnog at the tree, take a little time to relax first get away from the bustle and refresh. We know a few ways to do that. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant Take some time away from baking and candy-making to savor the season without the work. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at one of Cape’s many ... Read More

A guide to Thanksgiving dining; recipe included

The Thanksgiving holiday usually means turkey and all the trimmings. With so many recipes online, it can be difficult to find a unique dish everyone will love. This year, we’re offering a delicious recipe idea featuring a Southeast Missouri staple – potatoes. POTATO CHEESE PUFFS Servings: 4  4 large boiled potatoes  ¼ cup cream 2 eggs, separated. Beat yolks, and reserve whites to be beaten stiff. ¾ cup grated American cheese  1 teaspoon salt  1 ½ teaspoons on... Read More

How to enjoy a vintage Christmas in Cape Girardeau

Do you ever pine (pun intended) for an old-fashioned Christmas - the kind with real trees instead of plastic? The kind where people exchange cards and baked goods, embrace the bustle of downtown shopping instead of relying on Amazon. We’ve got good news: You can enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in Cape Girardeau this year with a few easy steps. Step 1. Get inspired Take a trip back to Christmas past by visiting the historic Glenn House. This time of year, it’s decked out for Christmas - bows, garland on the banister, stockings... Read More

2018 Christmas must-sees

Christmas trees and glittering ornaments signal that it’s time to celebrate, but it’s not really Christmas without holiday tunes. From an oratorio to the big band sound, welcome the season your way. Handel’s Messiah Tuesday, Nov. 27 7:30 pm Bedell Performance Hall Get tickets One of the most beloved Christmas classics, this 18th century oratorio swells with beautiful melodies and familiar lyrics. Even if you don’t recognize the title, you’re sure to remember the “Hallelujah” chorus. Big Band... Read More

O Say Come and See Cape Girardeau

We've decorated in red, white and blue, and we've got the fireworks ready. It's almost the Fourth of July! Cape Girardeau's roots go back to the very beginning of our country. In fact, a Revolutionary War soldier is buried within the city's limits. Uriah Brock, a fifer in the Battle of Monmouth, Siege of '96 and various other battles, rests in Old Lorimier Cemetery. If you're looking for a patriotic way to celebrate the United States' hard fight for freedom, spend Independence Day in Cape Girardeau. Here are a few things we have going on: F... Read More

Restaurants Open on Christmas & Holiday Happenings

Dining out on Christmas Day? Here's what's open in Cape Girardeau!  Applebee's: Open from 11 a.m. - midnight Chan's: Open from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Hibachi Super Buffet: Open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Denny's: Open 24 hours a day Farmer's Pick Buffet inside Isle Casino Cape Girardeau: Open for Christmas brunch from 4 - 10 p.m.; Farmer's Pick also offers a holiday-to-go carryout special.  Great Wall: Open from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Huddle House: Open 24 hours a day Little Kitchen: Open from 11 a.m. - 8 ... Read More

Locally Produced Gifts for the Holidays

Looking to gift everyone on your “nice” list something made right here in Cape Girardeau? Here’s a round-up of locally produced items and a few other gift ideas to fill that space under your Christmas tree! Consumables Pick up a jar of Riverbend Honey at the Indie House, it makes a great stocking stuffer in a smaller size! You’ll also find Ember and Valor, a line of men’s beard oils and products, made and sold at the Indie House. Dynamite Coffee roasts responsibly sourced beans in small batches, and you can get t... Read More

'Tis the Season in Cape Girardeau: Holiday Happenings 2017

The holidays are here in Cape Girardeau! We've gathered local holiday happenings and Christmas classics in one spot so you can get seriously festive this holiday season. Christmas at the Glenn House Christmas at the Glenn House opens for their annual holiday tours the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24th, and you can wander through this beautifully decorated Victorian home every Saturday and Sunday afternoon the last weekend in November and every Saturday and Sunday in December from 1 - 4 p.m. (November 24, 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9,10... Read More

Where you Can Find Santa in Cape Girardeau this Holiday Season

Do you have a Christmas wish list to pass on to Mr. Claus, or have a little one who does? Here's where you can find Santa this holiday season in Cape Girardeau!  Downtown Christmas Open House Plan to attend the Downtown Christmas Open House on Friday, December 1st and take pictures with Santa in his workshop. During the Open House's Saturday events, you can journey to Whoville and meet the Grinch. When: Friday, December 1st, 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 2nd, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Friday night's Santa's workshop is loca... Read More
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